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See Her Die by Melinda Leigh
Series: Bree Taggert #2
Published by Montlake Romance on September 15, 2020
Genres: Romantic Suspense
New sheriff Bree Taggert is called to a shooting in a campground shuttered for the winter. But she arrives to find a perplexing crime. There is no shooter, no victim, and no blood. No one but Bree believes the sole witness, Alyssa, a homeless teenager who insists she saw her friend shot.
Bree calls in former deputy Matt Flynn and his K-9 to track the killer and search for Alyssa’s friend. They discover the battered corpse of a missing university student under the ice in Grey Lake—but it’s not the victim they were looking for.
When two more students go missing and additional bodies turn up, Bree must find the link between the victims. She knows only one thing for certain: the murders are fueled by rage. When Alyssa disappears, Bree must race against time to find her before her witness becomes another victim.
I really loved Cross Her Heart and have enjoyed reading Melinda Leigh’s other series. I knew this Bree Taggert series was going to be special from the start. The world is somewhat connected to her other series, and Bree is in law enforcement.
Bree has been having some major adjustments to a new home with two children who are grieving, and a new high pressure job. She and Dana are so great with her niece and nephew, and do everything to help them live. Dana’s great cooking doesn’t hurt. Bree also has to deal with her own grief in losing Erin.
Bree is busy settling into her new job with staff who probably aren’t happy to have an outsider and a female become the new sheriff. The department is seriously underfunded but she is figuring things out with her admin, Marge. I love Marge and look forward to more of her wisdom and support to Bree. Just as she is figuring things out, the disappearances and murders start. A disappearance was being worked by Stella Dane from Scarlett Falls and Matt was looking into it as a friend of the family. I was happy to see Stella and have her join the investigation, which connected into a burglary case of Stella’s also. We also get a peek at Morgan Dane, too!
I always enjoy a police investigation and this one is improved by Matt and the K9 aspects. Matt’s sister is raising and training dogs in his place, since he left the sheriff’s department after his injury. Both Bree and Matt have plenty of personal issues to work through, and keep their attraction light. Dogs are an issue for Bree so she has to work hard to control herself.
Bree continues to deal with others with such compassion and caring. Even with all the personal stress, she works intelligently, and risks herself to help others and save lives. I admire her so much. There is just nothing I don’t like about this series.
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This sounds like a really good series. I think that I would like the K9 aspect of the story and I am always up for a good mystery.
There is just everything I love about this series. The K9, the police investigations, the romance in the background, and all the character development. I hope you get to try this series sometime.
This sounds so good! Bree sounds like a fantastic main character and I’d love to get to know her?
Yes it is not as heavy or literary as some fantasy but it is well-written and fun. I love everything about it.
I love this genre and the title and cover reeled me in before I even read the blurb. Great review!
Thank you! I think this series is really well written.
i love romantic suspense and that cover is great. i already wanted to read it, even before your great review
I am so excited about this series. I hope you enjoy it too.
I can’t wait to start this series! Our group is beginning her Morgan Dane series next month, finishing up Scarlet Falls this month. Excellent review, Anne?
I know you’ll love this. I think it is even better than the earlier series and I like those very much too.
That’s great to see that this sequel was that good!
I’m thrilled to have this new series by this author.
I’ve enjoyed Melinda Leigh in the past, so I’ll have to check this out. Glad you enjoyed everything about it.
Absolutely everything! Don’t miss the first one either. They are both great.